Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

17 March, 2018, 02:22 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Chairwoman Louise Slaughter sits during the House Committee on Rules meeting

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, who represented the Rochester area in Congress for more than three decades and was the dean of New York's congressional delegation, died Friday.

Slaughter, the first woman to chair the House Committee on Rules and co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, was a key figure in passing the ACA.

One of the longest-serving women in the House of Representatives, Slaughter fought for the rights for women and minorities throughout her tenure.

In 2010, Congresswoman Slaughter was given the RIT Presidential Medallion in recognition of her many contributions that have made a positive difference in ensuring the health and vitality of RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf over the years and in advancing causes important to deaf and hard-of hearing communities throughout western NY and the nation.

She combined both her educational background, boasting her position as the only microbiologist in Congress, and the status of being a leading female voice in the House in much of the legislation she advocated for. She also worked on legislation to ensure women and minorities were included in federal health trials. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, in 2014. Most recently, Luthi covered health reform and the Affordable Care Act exchanges for Inside Health Policy.

Slaughter died at George Washington University Hospital in Washington after an injury sustained in her home last week, Liam Fitzsimmons said in a statement.

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When Slaughter was first elected in 1986, she ousted Republican Rep. Fred Eckert after running a campaign advertisement in which Peggy Say accused him of refusing to "speak up" for her brother, kidnapped Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson.

"She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come", he said.

Dorothy Louise McIntosh was born in Harlan County, in southeastern Kentucky, on August 14, 1929.

Among her many accomplishments, Slaughter authored the landmark Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), protecting individuals from genetic discrimination in health insurance and employment, and the Stop Trading On Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, which was created to combat insider trading. She remained nonchalant, however, even while inspiring Republican rage over a short-lived proposal known as "the Slaughter Strategy", in which she considered passing the Senate version of Obamacare without an up-or-down vote - a tactic, she noted, that her Republican colleagues had sometimes used themselves. "I enjoyed her humor and appreciated her passion".

The Slaughters are survived by their three daughters, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

"In her lifetime of public service and unwavering commitment to working families, Congresswoman Slaughter embodied the very best of the American spirit.", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement. This was one major step in her long history as a major congressional leader in health policy who focused on overlooked or marginalized people and issues. She represented Rochester in Congress since 1987. Funeral arrangements are pending.


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